A junior hockey forward opens up to the Torch. This is Dom Panetta, off the record. (more…)
Bulldogs finish out wild season without playoffs
Despite missing playoffs this season, the Bulldogs contested for a shot at the post-season as they finished the year with eight wins.
Ferris State (8−3) finished the 2013 football season with a 35–22 win over Northern Michigan University, capping off a four game win streak and finishing out the year on a high note.
In most seasons, eight wins will get you a shot at a conference title and a playoff berth, but due to the outstanding play of both Saginaw Valley (9−2) and Ohio Dominican (10−0), the Bulldogs just missed out on a chance at a post-season. (more…)
A running back’s story of smiling through his struggles
Clark is undecided in major but interested in integrated studies with emphasis on performing arts.
The 5–8 freshman grew up in the projects of Grand Rapids without his biological father around to help raise him. His mother, Sonae Clark, battles severe chronic nerve pain and arthritis, but was still able to raise Kit and his six siblings in a happy family home. (more…)
It’s time to lace up the boots and clean the barrels as this year’s hunting season reaches its twilight. Nov. 15 marks the opening day of Michigan’s regulated rifle season, as many will flock to the woods dressed in camo and orange looking to put brown down.
This year’s deer hunting season is already in full swing as the archery portion of the legal hunting year started on the first of October, but it is the rifle season that draws a major influx of hunters, including many Ferris State students, to the deep woods of northern Michigan. (more…)
Torch-First off, tell me about where you are from.
NB-I’m from Grand Blanc, Michigan. I have lived there since I was four and was born in Flint. (more…)
Vander Laan and company rush past Timberwolves to stay in third in GLIAC
Ferris State, led by their fierce ground game, put away Northwood with decisive 42–10 road win to remain in top five in conference play.
The win came despite Head Coach Tony Annese being absent on the sideline. Annese’s suspension for a locker room incident during half ime of the Michigan Tech game overlapped the Northwood game. Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach Rob Zeitman took the reins for the game in Annese’s absence. (more…)
A “passionate” reporter
As a sports writer, I’m given the opportunity to learn the inside scoop on Ferris State sports, but at what cost?
For two years now, I’ve been following Bulldogs’ sports almost religiously because I’m empowered with the task of relaying news back to the fan. At what point, though, do I become a borderline stalker who bothers players and coaches for information? I’ve made a conscious effort to step back and ask myself, what I am really getting into? (more…)
Junior guard impresses with size and ability on the field
When you look down the Bulldogs’ roster, one player stands out from the pack with his 6-foot-1-inch, 350 pound frame. That man is Danzell Maze.
Maze is a junior in social work. He has stepped in at right guard for Ferris early in the season and has helped lead the Bulldogs’ rushing attack.
A native of Grand Rapids, Maze didn’t play football until eighth grade when a friend roused him to give the gridiron a shot. This decision paved the way to domination in the high school ranks as he played both ways for Ottawa Hills, leading him to a two-time all-state pick and a college football scholarship at Ferris State. (more…)
Ferris State puts together complete game to overcome Wayne State at Top Taggart
Ferris State returned home and took care of business by routing the Wayne State Warriors 41–10, advancing to 6–2 in the GLIAC.
The Bulldogs (6−3) were the first on the board in the matchup, as junior power back, Jamaal Jackson, shot in the end zone midway through the first quarter. The score would cap off a methodical nine-play, 62 yard drive that took 3:52 off the clock. The touchdown would be the only points of the quarter. (more…)
The junior transfer guard opens up on topics from changing schools to his favorite basketball players. With a 21-point debut under his belt, Chappell hopes help the Bulldogs to a winning season and a hopeful GLIAC championship. This is James Chappell, Off the Record. (more…)